Update: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Is Free (Download)

Update3: This comes from imaging-resource:

Here’s what Issacs wrote on Adobe’s community forum following the reports.

“On behalf of Adobe Systems Incorporated …

You have heard wrong! Adobe is absolutely not providing free copies of CS2!

What is true is that Adobe is terminating the activation servers for CS2 and that for existing licensed users of CS2 who need to reinstall their software, copies of CS2 that don’t require activation but do require valid serial numbers are available. (Special serial numbers are provided on the page for each product download.) See <http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1114930>.

Update2: do not know what is going on, I am still able to download it.

Update: To good to be true! According to diyphotography, which cites Adobe support forum, the download was never meant to be free. The download page was meant for photographers who bought CS2, but needed to reactivate it. The download link has now been disabled.

Adobe’s CS2 suite can be downloaded for free. Click here to download. Serial numbers are provided. You have to be registered to Adobe (it’s free) to make the download. Mac (PowerPc) and Windows versions.

[via nachbelichtet.de via 9to5toys]

 

  • The Mac version is PowerPC only.

    • Sky

      Works in emulation mode on intel Macs.

  • gino

    Page removed

  • Mastucka

    that happens when one website just copy and past what other post.
    thati s why BLOGS are no journalism…

    CS2 is NOT free.

    check the adobe forums.

    adobe staff members say it is onyl for CS2 CUSTOMERS!!

    it was never intended as a free giveaway.

    AGAIN: IT IS NOT LEGAL TO USE THIS VERSION WEHN YOU DON`T OWN CS2 !!!

    • Sky

      Never thrust unofficial opinions of corporation members in the Internet. Only things that should interest you are licenses and official statements from the company published on official channels.

      Also if you’d like to know – Adobe employees posted contradicting opinions – some say that you need to own a license to legally use CS2 downloaded this way, other say that it’s fine and version available online is legal for both: private and commercial use.

  • Mark K

    Page seems to be down.
    Is this country specific?

  • Tony

    Page was down for most of the day, but it’s back up tonight and downloaded my free suite! Thanks for posting this link.

  • Sky

    Note that download link has been REENABLED and in most recent OFFICIAL statement Adobe DID NOT deny releasing CS2 for FREE, merely pointing out the reason behind the release. Also note that official websites nor installation itself requires any license from the user.

    Additionally: Adobe removed previous license agreement available in commercial edition of the CS2 – the free edition contains only standard EULA.